The night before I left to South Africa, I had dinner at my friend Milly’s house with a bunch of our old boarding school friends. Milly and her sister had come back from Cape Town the day before, and their eyes lit up as soon as I told them I was headed that way. They raved about how much they loved it, which only made me more excited. Milly was a doll and equipped me with a list of places to visit, one of them being The Company’s Gardens. She said something about a big wicker basket swing that would be great for Instagram, and a great veggie burger. SOLD.
We headed to The Company’s Garden, and walked around for a bit. I mean, it was pretty, but we were actually just trying to find the restaurant.
Although it was technically autumn there, I was loving anywhere that didn’t require a scarf and coat. Sitting outside was a dream.
Boy headed to the toilets, and on his way back he spotted someone drinking tea. He immediately told me we had to get tea because of the cool teapots to blog about. Isn’t he the cutest?
Of course, predictably, we both got tea.
He was right. It was cool.
We were still a little full from breakfast, so we only got a couple of things to share. Boy got the Cajun Grilled Calamari with lemon, rosemary, garlic infused butter and grilled ciabatta, all to himself.
There was no way I was leaving without a veggie burger. I kept seeing burgers go past us to other tables, and they looked INSANE.
The Dhaltjie Burger was a thing of beauty. Grilled brown mushrooms topped with dhaltjies, melted mozzerella, cucumber raita and tomato coriander salsa.
I was a little bit pleased. Even if it only had half a bun.
It was craaaazy good. I think the park setting only made it better.
After lunch, I refused to leave the restaurant without getting a picture on one of these big wicker swings, all of which had kids hanging on them. Damn kids. Although there was one swing that someone was sat on taking pictures. This was it. I eyed it up in my sights and leaped at the chance.
So candid sitting in my giant wicker swing, no?